Just wrote this thread about it on twitter so I might as well put it up here and encourage y’all to come along. We will walk down Johnston to Scott Fraser’s office.
Here’s a link to Section 21 of the PMFLA. It says:
Restriction on local government authority regarding uses of private managed forest land
21 (1) A local government must not do any of the following in respect of land that is private managed forest land if doing so would have the effect of restricting, directly or indirectly, a forest management activity:
(a)adopt a bylaw under any enactment;
(b)issue a permit under section 8 (3) (l) [authority in relation to buildings and other structures] of the Community Charter or Division 1 [Building Regulation] of Part 9 [Regional Districts: Specific Service Powers] of the Local Government Act;
(c)issue a permit under Part 14 [Planning and Land Use Management] of the Local Government Act.
(2) For certainty, this section applies if the bylaw or permit would have the effect described in subsection (1) even though the bylaw or permit does not directly apply to land referred to in that subsection.
Hope to see you there!